Rugosa of the Hay River Fmn, Member C, Kakisa Lake/Hay River area (Devonian of Canada)

Where: Northwest Territories, Canada (61.0° N, 117.0° W: paleocoordinates 6.2° S, 37.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: C Member (Hay River Formation), Frasnian (382.7 - 372.2 Ma)

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; bindstone

• "Most of Member A of the Hay River Formation is in a shaly facies and does not bear rugose corals. The first corals to appear are very rare specimens...in limy interbeds near the top of the member. Corals first appear abundantly in member B...A coral boundstone near the top of Member C produces the next significant fauna..."

Primary reference: R. A. McLean and J. E. Sorauf. 1988. The distribution of rugose corals in Frasnian outcrop sequences of North America. In N. J. McMillan, A. F. Embry, and D. J. Glass (eds.), Devonian of the World, Volume III. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists. Calgary, Alberta, Canada 379-396 [M. Foote/M. Foote/M. Foote]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40131: authorized by Michael Foote, entered by Michael Foote on 18.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Rugose corals only.
Anthozoa
 Stauriida - Kyphophyllidae
Mikkwaphyllum cameroni McLean and Pedder 1984 horn coral
 Stauriida - Disphyllidae
Temnophyllum sp. Walther 1928 horn coral
 Stauriida - Phillipsastreidae
Frechastraea sp., Peneckiella sp., "Medusaephyllum nevadense" = Pachyphyllum, "Medusaephyllum woodmani" = Pachyphyllum, "Medusaephyllum exiguum" = Pachyphyllum
Frechastraea sp. Scrutton 1968 horn coral
Peneckiella sp. Soshkina 1939 horn coral
"Medusaephyllum nevadense" = Pachyphyllum horn coral
"Medusaephyllum woodmani" = Pachyphyllum horn coral
"Medusaephyllum exiguum" = Pachyphyllum horn coral
 Rugosa -
Piceaphyllum sp. horn coral